As well as being compared against other ultra compacts, the Samsung L201 is also often compared to super zooms, pro digicams, compacts and travel zooms. The Samsung L201's top rivals come from Samsung (such as the SL102 and the L73) and Canon (such as the PowerShot SX60 HS)

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung L201 compared to other ultra compact competitors include: it has better image stabilization (lens vs none).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps), has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 25 mm), has a much smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), is older (july 2008 vs january 2013) and is slightly heavier (150 g vs 114 g).

Samsung ST150F

Samsung ST150F
4 years newer
$300

Significant advantages of the ST150F (vs the L201)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the ST150F (vs the L201)

  • None found

common strengths of the ST150F and L201

  • None found

Fujifilm FinePix J20

Fujifilm FinePix J20
similar age

Significant advantages of the J20 (vs the L201)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the J20 (vs the L201)

  • None found

common strengths of the J20 and L201

  • None found

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung L201 compared to super zoom competitors include: it is significantly smaller (ultra compact (90×58×19 mm) vs professional size (125×84×102 mm)), is thinner (0.7" vs 4") and is significantly lighter (150 g vs 650 g).

However, on average it has much less zoom (3x vs 65x), records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 21 mm), has a much smaller screen (2.5" vs 3.2") and has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 922k dots).

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
6 years newer
$350 - $449

Significant advantages of the SX60 HS (vs the L201)

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Much more zoom: 65x vs 3x
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the SX60 HS (vs the L201)

  • Significantly larger: Large (128×93×114 mm) vs Ultra compact (90×58×19 mm)
  • Much thicker: 4.5" vs 0.7"
  • Significantly heavier: 650 g vs 150 g

common strengths of the SX60 HS and L201

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix L820

Nikon Coolpix L820
4 years newer
$250

Significant advantages of the L820 (vs the L201)

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the L820 (vs the L201)

  • Significantly thicker: 3.3" vs 0.7"
  • Significantly heavier: 470 g vs 150 g

common strengths of the L820 and L201

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (111×76×85 mm) vs Ultra compact (90×58×19 mm)
  • Thin: 3.3" vs 0.7"
  • Light weight: 470 g vs 150 g

Nikon Coolpix P520

Nikon Coolpix P520
4 years newer
$370

Significant advantages of the P520 (vs the L201)

  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 2.5"
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 35 mm

Significant disadvantages of the P520 (vs the L201)

  • Significantly larger: Professional size (125×84×102 mm) vs Ultra compact (90×58×19 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 4" vs 0.7"
  • Significantly heavier: 550 g vs 150 g

common strengths of the P520 and L201

  • None found

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung L201 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has a much larger screen (2.5" vs 1.6"), has image stabilization (lens vs none), takes significantly higher resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 1.9 MP), is newer (july 2008 vs february 2002) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/1500 of a second vs 1/1000 of a second).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower aperture (f/3 vs f/2), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 33 mm) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

Samsung Digimax 230

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6 years older

Significant advantages of the Digimax 230 (vs the L201)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2 vs f/3
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the Digimax 230 (vs the L201)

  • Much smaller screen: 1.6" vs 2.5"
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Significantly lower true resolution: 1.9 MP vs 9.8 MP

common strengths of the Digimax 230 and L201

  • Built-in flashes

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung L201 compared to compact competitors include: it has a built-in flash, is slightly smaller (ultra compact (90×58×19 mm) vs compact (99×68×26 mm)), has better image stabilization (lens vs none) and is thinner (0.7" vs 1").

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), is older (july 2008 vs january 2009), is not waterproof, doesn't support an external flash and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

Samsung SL102

Samsung  SL102
5 months newer

Significant advantages of the SL102 (vs the L201)

  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the SL102 (vs the L201)

  • No built-in flash
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the SL102 and L201

  • Fairly small: Super compact (90×59×22 mm) vs Ultra compact (90×58×19 mm)
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 0.7"
  • Light weight: 116 g vs 150 g

Samsung L73

Samsung L73
1 year older
$135

Significant advantages of the L73 (vs the L201)

  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the L73 (vs the L201)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the L73 and L201

  • Fairly small: Super compact (98×59×20 mm) vs Ultra compact (90×58×19 mm)
  • Thin: 0.8" vs 0.7"

Fujifilm FinePix XP50

Fujifilm FinePix XP50
3 years newer
$199

Significant advantages of the XP50 (vs the L201)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 35 mm
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Significantly larger screen: 2.7" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the XP50 (vs the L201)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.9 vs f/3
  • Significantly larger: Compact (99×68×26 mm) vs Ultra compact (90×58×19 mm)
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the XP50 and L201

  • None found

Samsung L730

Samsung L730
1 year older

Significant advantages of the L730 (vs the L201)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the L730 (vs the L201)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 35 mm

common strengths of the L730 and L201

  • Fairly small: Super compact (95×59×21 mm) vs Ultra compact (90×58×19 mm)
  • Thin: 0.8" vs 0.7"

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Samsung L201 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it is significantly smaller (ultra compact (90×58×19 mm) vs compact (111×65×22 mm)) and is significantly lighter (150 g vs 218 g).

However, on average it has significantly less zoom (3x vs 21x), has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 23 mm), records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a much smaller screen (2.5" vs 3") and has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 460k dots).

Samsung WB800F

Samsung WB800F
4 years newer
$303

Significant advantages of the WB800F (vs the L201)

  • Much better wide angle: 23 mm vs 35 mm
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the WB800F (vs the L201)

  • Significantly larger: Compact (111×65×22 mm) vs Ultra compact (90×58×19 mm)
  • Significantly heavier: 218 g vs 150 g

common strengths of the WB800F and L201

  • Fairly small: Compact (111×65×22 mm) vs Ultra compact (90×58×19 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.7"